Hospitalfield

The week before last, this was ‘picture of the week’ in the Herald. Two years ago, Sian and Peter visited Hospitalfield. It is a special place that encourages and supports … Continue reading Hospitalfield

[a sense of] catching up with [myself]

This account of reading  in a time of ‘lockdown’, by Alexander McCall Smith, was printed in the Herald on the 4th July 2020:

A timeline of missed opportunities

This film presents a timeline from 2002 to 2019 in relation to England’s National Suicide Prevention Strategy. The film presents missed opportunities, in particular the potential role of prescribed medications … Continue reading A timeline of missed opportunities

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Thoughts of a senior Scottish Psychiatrist

Every October, as one of the promised actions of the Scottish Government’s Mental Health Strategy a report is published by ISD Scotland on the prescribing of ‘Medicines used in the mental … Continue reading Thoughts of a senior Scottish Psychiatrist

“Mental health drug epidemic for children in Scotland”

The following is a full transcript of an investigation by Helen McArdle that featured in the Herald on Sunday 27 October 2019. It is my view as a Scottish dad, … Continue reading “Mental health drug epidemic for children in Scotland”

“was really quite radical . . .”

It is wonderful to read in the Herald that £100,000 has been set aside to keep Scotland’s auldest library going. I have visited Innerpeffray library with Sian and also with … Continue reading “was really quite radical . . .”

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Putting patients first: that is all I have tried to do

In today’s Herald the following news article by Helen McArdle features along with her analysis below. A PSYCHIATRIST said he was “gaslighted” by his own professional body after openly criticising … Continue reading Putting patients first: that is all I have tried to do